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JR Smith Shoots At Tracy McGrady Over Comments Regarding ‘Anyone Can Win a Title’

Cavs JR Smith was not a big fan of 2017 Hall of Fame inductee Tracy McGrady’s speech he gave at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame over the weekend.

Smith took exception at McGrady’s comments about the difference between being a Hall of Famer, and winning a championship – stating that just about anyone can win a title.

“Social media can give a lot of people voices these days, and the first thing they say is ‘No rings, no rings,'” McGrady said Friday, per’s Tom Westerholm.

“You have to have a great team and some luck to get a ring, right? Unfortunately, I wasn’t blessed with that. But I go back at them with this: Anybody can win a championship. Everybody can’t get in the Hall of Fame.”


Those comments set Smith into a Twitter barrage, as Sunday evening he took aim at those comments from McGrady, giving him a piece of his mind.

Needless to say the highlight of Smith’s career was winning the NBA Title two years ago with the Cavaliers, something he takes great pride in.

The 31-year-old won’t ever make the Hall of Fame, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have a strong opinion on the subject, and Sunday night he took to give his stance on the subject after McGrady’s comments.

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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